Position: Assistive Technology Instructor, as part of the rehabilitation team in the center-based day program at the Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI), Atlanta, Georgia
Responsible to: Career Services Team Leader, Rehabilitation Services
Qualifications: Master's degree in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy preferred. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in education, rehabilitation, or a related field, with two years' documented experience teaching computer technology and adaptations for visually impaired persons. Strong background and knowledge in assistive technology, including screen reading and magnification, and mobile technology essential. Bilingual preferred. Knowledge of braille preferred. Blind and visually impaired individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
General responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Career Services Team Leader, provides instruction in computer literacy, word processing, computer use with assistive software and equipment and other appropriate programs and systems to meet clients' needs. Opportunities for providing individual and group classes in a variety of community settings.
Salary: Competitive, with an additional $3,000 in salary for certification. Excellent benefits package including free health and dental insurance, free life and disability insurance, free parking, participation in 403b retirement program, reimbursement for AER membership dues, opportunities to participate in conferences and presentations.
Location: Atlanta has earned its reputation as the cultural capital of the South. We have the award winning Alliance Theater, Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Opera, Botanical Gardens, and the High Museum of Art. Our diverse population guarantees great ethnic restaurants. Nightlife abounds in the Buckhead, Midtown, and Underground areas. For those with families, we have Zoo Atlanta (featuring our baby panda), Fernbank Museum of Natural Science (with an IMAX theater), Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta Children’s Museum, and, of course, the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium. Because of our warm temperatures, our abundant parks and playgrounds can be used virtually year round. Our public transit system, MARTA, includes both bus and rail. Our college and pro sports teams offer excitement throughout the year. For nature enthusiasts, Atlanta is less than an hour away from the Georgia mountains, and other hiking and biking trails are even closer. All this in a city that still has not outgrown its southern charm and hospitality. Atlanta truly has something for everyone. Please find out more about CVI by visiting our website at www.cviga.org
Send letter of interest and resume (email preferred) to:
Harvey Clark, Director of New View Adult Rehabilitation Services
Center for the Visually Impaired
739 West Peachtree
Atlanta, GA 30308
Assistive Technology Instructor
Career Services Team Leader, New View Adult Rehabilitation Services
Master's degree in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy preferred. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in education, rehabilitation, or a related field, with two years' documented experience teaching computer technology and adaptations for visually impaired persons. Bilingual preferred.
Under the supervision of the Career Services Team Leader, provides instruction in computer literacy, word processing, computer use with assistive software and equipment and other appropriate programs and systems to meet clients' needs.
1. Assesses skills of assigned clients and the need for instruction in computer and adaptive technology use, and develops individualized plans of instruction
2. Carries out individualized and small group instruction in use of computers with adaptive software and hardware
3. Emphasizes the effective use of any residual vision, tactile and other sensory modes, and reinforces learning associated with other areas of instruction
4. Makes careful observations concerning clients' progress and maintains appropriate records. Participates in client staffings and prepares monthly progress and statistical reports on assigned clients by due date.
5. Cooperates and consults with other staff members on behalf of the client. Is an integral member of the rehabilitation team, coordinating computer skills training with other client services.
6. Maintains accurate records of inventory in the teaching area.
7. Participates in the public education function of the agency as needed.
8. Maintains an effective knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of computer instruction to individuals who are blind or visually impaired through review of literature, continuing education, and participation in professional organizations.
9. Other duties as assigned.
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